Trends in Art
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings.
What if you could hear color? What if you could hear a painting? A new project by Google Arts & Culture in collaboration with Centre Pompidou in Paris lets you explore the oustanding mind of Wassily Kandinsky (Moscow, 1886 – Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1944) and hear the colors just as he would hear them.
By Abel Cervantes
A few weeks ago Netflix released one of the most interesting series in recent months. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring writer Fran Lebowitz, Pretend It’s a City exposes in 7 chapters several of the most transcendent topics about one of the most emblematic places in the world through a question: is New York a city? From a critical and acute perspective—how could it be otherwise with Lebowitz as the main character—.Pretend It’s a City reaches one of its highest points in the second chapter, dedicated to cultural manifestations. Though from a scathing and lapidary perspective, the New York-based writer cleverly exposes some of the most common perspectives around the visual arts. I stop here to explore two of them:
By Camila Durán
A couple of years ago the controversial artist Charlotte Jarvis unveiled In Posse, an art project that aims to create female sperm. The first questions around this project revolve around the essence of the disciplines: to what extent can we talk about contemporary art? Is it a scientific project? How does gender studies intervene?
The news in recent weeks has been paradoxical: on the one hand, the media show the infested number of deaths caused by Covid around the world; on the other hand, they said that the vaccine has come to save us and we will soon return to the streets as normal. True or not, in all areas there have been changes that are irreversible. What are the disciplines or phenomena in which the visual arts have the possibility to innovate? We observe 3 aspects that seem fundamental to us.
Digital technology is more important now than ever. Not only beacause we are under an historical lockdown but because it offers a thousand of possibilities for creating new form of arts. In this specific context, digital technology let us enjoy art outside the museums and from our homes. It is the case of this exciting project in which painting, dance, music, photography and technology merge together. One more plus: it is available to watch online.
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